Augustine’s Problem: Impotence and Grace by Jeff Nicoll,Kortright Davis PDF

By Jeff Nicoll,Kortright Davis

ISBN-10: 1498224946

ISBN-13: 9781498224949

Augustine's Problem offers a brand new method of St. Augustine's lifestyles and doctrine, hypothesizing that his challenge used to be no longer sexual habit yet sexual impotence. For Augustine, the matter with intercourse was once now not the seductive nature of ladies, however the unpredictability of hope, that may result in an undesirable erection or fail to supply one while even the brain would select to have intercourse. He extends his own inability to a common impotence of the will--we can by no means, with out grace, pick out any solid. simply because the impotent guy can't paintings on his impotence, we can't paintings on our salvation; basically God could make a distinction and predestines a tiny select. The disobedience of the backyard is transferred to the disobedience of the male member, making certain that the sin of Eden is transferred, in perception, as unique sin. the main arguable parts of Augustine's theology are all associated with the subject of impotence, as expressed in his writings, from the Confessions to the anti-Pelagian works written on the finish of his life.

"As a Jew and a pupil of worldwide religions, i locate Jeff Nicoll's book, Augustine's Problem, both informative and engaging. the following we have now the origins of the worldview of the religion which remains to be the world's dominant faith, but reveals itself this present day at a crossroads in a considerably altering international, fairly in regard to the query of the right kind definition of human sexuality."
--Mordecai Schreiber, author, Why humans Pray: The common energy of Prayer

"Nicoll's studying of Augustine is daring, wide, and deep. evidently there's infrequently an important paintings on Augustine Nicoll has now not learn. but, by means of bankruptcy five of Nicoll's paintings, i started to believe I had by no means learn Augustine. How had I no longer noticeable what was once correct in entrance of my eyes? Nicoll the physicist does for Augustine what Erikson the psychologist did for Luther."
--Ronald E. Hopson, Psychologist

Jeff Nicoll obtained his doctorate in theoretical physics from MIT and has released papers in physics and cosmology. this can be his first paintings within the parts of church background and theology.

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